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images. detectives are combing through video from the past few days from across center city. they are certain that this person are you about to see placed the package on the front doorstep of the home. the video shows it. the question is why. video shows the person of interest on november 20 and at 9:30 a.m. where jim alden lives. the person appears to be a young asian man or perhaps a woman. the video captures him or her placing the envelope on the steps of 1808 pine street. >> this person did in fact, drop this parcel at the location. we are not suggested that he is the person that manufactured the device but we would like to find out from the public who he may be. >> it was on the 22nd when alden
opened the package believing it was his medication he receives in the mail. alden had extensive injuries to his torso and left hand. >> this was a specified target for this device. it is important that we identify who the person is that constructed it. it may be one and the same. >> they have identified the person before it was placed and then on lombard. they believe they wore two hats, a baseball cap on the bottom and a hat with ear flaps over it. >> it's a lumberjack or elmer fudd type of hat with the flaps down, you see it flapping in the wind as it's individual walks. again, we want to show you the raw video, this is the surveillance video it shows the person placing the package on
the front doorstep walking along pine street and lombard before and after and they carried a large shoulder bag that contained the device. the victim told authorities he does not know who this person is or why someone would want to harm him. that device is still being analyzed and trying to come up with a dna connection as well. there is one number to call with the tips. 215-686-tips. >> possibly a big lead here thank you. we know the identity of the innocent driver killed at the end of the police chase. car carol issome. it all started when police pursued a pair of shooting
suspects a few blocks away and the two suspects caused a collision involving four vehicles and one being driven by issome. gray hall will have more on a live report tonight at 5:00. >> new information now in the murder investigation of a 2-year-old boy. investigators say he had narcotics in his system. police say that he tested positive for thc, the main ingredient in marijuana. late thursday night. officers responded to a home in the 600 block of east clementine street where the toddler was found unresponsive. he later died at the hospital. an examination reviewed the boy and found he had a las rated liver and bruises to his chest and eye. police have made no arrests but are interviewing several people including the boy's mother and boyfriend. an allentown day care worker
is facing charges for teaching young children how to use curse words. giles video taped the incident and sent it to a friend. she is charged with corruption of minors that is a misdemeanor. the day care fired giles after this. it is time for a check of the accuweather forecast. as we inch closer to the weekend? a whole lot nicer. we saw sunshine adam. >> reporter: we did earlier this morning. a step down in temperature and clouds this afternoon but much drier and a little cooler as we take a look at the numbers, 62 degrees at 12:00 this morning. that was the official high for the day and we dropped 10 degrees in the five hour time period at 10:00 a.m. and lower 50s but that is still
above normal for this time of year. the breeze is out of the west all day. it's much cooler west of the appalachian mountains, pittsburgh 39 right now. 43 in charleston, west virginia and warmer in richmond with temperatures near 60 degrees, there is all of that sun we saw the first part of the day and the clouds raced in with cooler air with the westerly wind. but as the clouds moved in they quickly move out and break apart tonight. temperatures drop into the 30s and stay breezy for the next couple of days and a cool december weekend is on tap and we'll let you know if it stays dry coming up in the full accuweather forecast. >> thank you. president-elect donald trump is in indiana this afternoon celebrating a win for american workers. and keeping jobs from leaving our country. trump toured the carrierce
plant in indiana. he says it will save $1,000. the company was planning to move their business to mexico to save money. details of just how they got the company to stay is still emerging. a spokesperson says that the state of indiana offered their company tax innocecentives to k them there and trump saying this is the first of many companies he will fight to keep in the u.s. >> one thing we are doing is to keep them is lowering our business tax from 35% hopefully down to 15%. which would take us from the highest tax nation in the world. this is terrible for business. to one of the lower tax. companies are not going to leave the united states anymore without consequences. not going to happen.
>> now as part of his thank you donald trump heads to cincinnati, ohio to thank his supporters there. >> thank you. election officials have approved a recount in philadelphia and that will begin tomorrow. the city's election commission authorized the limited recount following a legal filing from green party candidate, jill stein. her team is spearheading recounts in wisconsin and michigan. they were hoping for a full recount citing the city's use of voting machines that they say are susceptible to hacking. ocean county, new jersey, is taking a new step. giving narcan to high school nurses. it reverses the affects of her ohin. nora muchanic is live now in toms river following the story today. >> reporter: hi sharrie, the
drug death toll in ocean county is exploding and experts tell us that kids in high school and younger are using heroin and prescription pills. the county prosecutors wants schools to be prepare in the awful event that a student jo overdoses. >> nurses and drug staff all of ocean county are learning how to use narcan, the nasal spray that can reverse an opioid overdose. >> the epidemic will get worse and we need to be armed and ready just in case. >> it's sponsored by the ocean county prosecutors office. prosecutor says that there is at least one overdose at a county high school and won't say where, but thinks that having narcan on hand will help the exploding opioid party he calls the synthetic storm.
>> we have 180 as of the 2st of december. there is definitely a heroin and opiate pill problem in the schools. >> many teens start with marijuana and move to pills found in their own homes. >> once you go to prescription pills, heroin is obviously the cheaper option. >> nurses are on the frontline, they are dealing with students experimenting with heroin and pills and have to be prepared. >> we work with the kids every day and hear their stories and know their stories. >> it seems easy to use. when they come out of it if they are combative. >> john brogan says that having narcan available can mean life or death. >> i was narcanned four times while adidn'ted and it's a life
saver. >> all public high schools all have a dose of narcan on hand and there is a bill making its way through the legislature that would require high schools statewide to have it in stock. live in toms riff, i'm nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news." >> all right nora thank you. it is time now for a check of the "action news" traffic report today. lets go live to matt pellman in the traffic center. >> it's amazing what the removal of the rain will do to improve the traffic situation, it's looking better this afternoon than it has the past couple. there are still a bunch of problems like a broken down school bus. it's right here at the end of the girard point bridge by broad street sticking out into the right lane there. it's right behind the sign, this is 95 northbound in south philadelphia. watch out for it at this point it's not causing a huge delay and substantial delays on 95, 16 miles per hour northbound by the
ben franklin bridge. and a crash in delco along springfield road at brook side road at victory cleaners and a couple of holiday tree lighting ceremonies going on and ridge avenue a block is blocked at brewery town and a tree lighting by the fountain and portions of pash yonk are closed. a crash at cherry tree road at 322. and delaware the ramp from 72 to highway 1 northbound is blocked and causing delays on 72 itself. an alert on 295 south in cherry hill major crash at route 70 seeing slowing in that area. we'll check it again coming up in the next half hour. >> thank you. still ahead on "action news" at 4:00 this he were held
it was a petrifying scene that played out at a barn in jacksonville florida. a gunman held 11 people hostage. s.w.a.t. teams were able to free everyone without a shot fired. thanks to quick thinking by first responders and civilians on scene. a bank robber put a gun to the head of one of the hostages, to people were hiding inside unknown to the gunman and they
distracted him allowing the s.w.a.t. team members to swarm in and free every single person being held captive. >> we were able to resolve it, and resolve it peacefully. because of professional expertise to make the right decision at the right time and execute that and take this person into custody and rescue the hostages. >> the suspect is in custody and have not released haze name. a man in his late 20s or early 30s, he could face bank robbery, armed kidnapping and armed assault. he is behind bars and all of those hostages inside of that credit union were freed with no injuries. >> good news. rescue teams in tennessee say they are making good progress in their search for people who survived the deadly wild fires. take a look at this drone video, it shows a new perspective of the damage in gatlinburg and the
surrounding area. you can see shells of burnt out homes and torched trees and a haze covering the entire area. the raging fire killed seven people and family members of one victim said it all happened to fast. >> the last phone call she made to my brother was the fact that she was scared and frantic because the house was on fire at that point. >> during that conversation my brother lost communication and we think that cell towers went down and signal when bad. that was the last we heard of her. >> national park officials say that the fire started days ago in the trail in the mountains and strong winds helped to spread the fire monday night forcing 14,000 residents and tourists to evacuate. protesters disrupted the morning commute as they rallied against the controversial oil pipeline project. this is the thomas paine plaza.
it's designed to carry oil from north dakota to illinois. and protesters say it will harm drinking water and destroy cultural sites. >> residents concerned about a proposed property tax hike got a chance to learn more about it this morning. the increase is part of montgomery county's 2017 budget proposal. if passed it will create a new tax category that will help fund the montgomery county community college. officials say that on average homeowners will see a $66 increase. a vote is set for december 15th. >> a look at closing numbers on wall street. the dow up 68 points, closing up above 19,000 and the nasdaq closing a 1% loss on the day and the s&p 500 off 8 points on the day. a drop in temperatures today compared to yesterday as we get
a check of the accuweather forecast. >> temperatures down and sunshine out though. meteorologi meteorologist, adam joseph joining us. >> reporter: you see here from the philadelphia international airport a lot of clouds pulled in this afternoon you see on the horizon a break there and the clouds will diminish during the overnight hours. and as you take a look at the far distance there with the steam stacks the wind is pulling it in the westerly or easterly direction with the westerly wind, the winds are breezy through much of the day. 18 miles per hour in philadelphia and same for wilmington and 14 in reading and 14 in millville and equally breezy along the immediate shore line as well. 47 in allentown and 47 for reading much cooler to the north and west after a couple of days with temperatures in the 50s and 60s. 52 in philadelphia and 53 in millville. 54 in dover right now and
yesterday at this time. dover it was 68 degrees. looking at tests the new month. today is december 1st around our normal high. and by the end of the month it drops to 41 and sunrise gets later from the beginning to the end of the month. right now 7:04. and during the evenings, the set increases by 10 minutes from the beginning to the end of the month and we start to talk about snowfall the 30-year average is 3.5 inches of snow. and sunshine giving way to clouds in the morning, racing in from the west in the afternoon and they are not going to last long. mainly clear with the chilly breeze continuing 30s across the board with the exception of the shore line temperatures of 40 degrees, as we round out the end of the week on friday, looking good it's still on the breezy side and temperatures at average
at the 50 degree mark and a few high clouds as we get into the friday afternoon. even though it's going to be around 50 degrees, take a look at the windchills with the wind. 20s to around freezing for philadelphia 7:30 tomorrow morning even in the afternoon tomorrow it's only feeling like the 30s and the northwestern suburbs and 40s from wilmington to trenton to the south. despite it's 50 bundle up here on your friday. as we take a look at the four day at 4:00, 51 is the official high and partly sunny and breezy from the west and the chilly breeze continues into saturday. temperatures come down a bit at 49. it's a dry day and stays dry on sunday and some clouds at 47 and a weak disturbance passes through early on monday morning, that could bring a sprinkle or snowflake around here early on monday morning with an afternoon high of 50. but a more sizeable storm comes in next week, we'll let you know
when and what type of precip in the next half hour. >> my wheels are turning. thank you adam. 6abc.com/weather is your one stop resource for effect weather related. you'll find everything that you need and use twitter and facebook to connect directly with each of our expert meteorologists. still ahead a south jersey man is facing charges for spray painting his political opinions in a south philadelphia neighborhood. and tips on how to navigate your high deductible health plan and how to afford the care you need. coming up in what's the deal. coming up in big talkers, visitors to one of the nation's most popular tourist attractions is treated to an epic holiday performance you don't want to miss.
is still in police custody today. reginald phillips went before a judge and ruled that his case could go forward. he is charged with theft and related charges. he broke off a six foot section causing part of the iconic stairway to collapse. a camden county man is under arrest for a string of vandalism in south philadelphia. the day after the election the people on the 900 block woke up to find this, racist messages on their cars. police say that 58-year-old william tucker was behind this and spray painted trump rules and a swastika with trump's name on two buildings. they recognized the suspect in this video. and fairmount park is ushering the holidays with their celebrations. this year's theme a very silly
christmas. complete with the doop group quiet storm. this weekend and next weekend as well. and morey convenients to come and the decorations are up until the end of year. if you need help getting there the flash bus is running a special holiday bus through fairmount bus. >> i brought the kids there this weekend. >> i'm behind. it's early. next up we introduce you to a woman that at 105 is defying the odds of aging. >> plus, the second man to walk on the moon continues to be adventurous even in his latter part of life. find out why buzz aldrin had to be evacuated from the south pole. >> i'm nydia han if have you a health care plan we have more in what's the deal. it...
"action news"s continues with meteorologist, adam joseph, alicia vitarelli sharrie williams and brian taff. it's 4:30 and "action news" continues with a military flash mob that got a lot of people in the holiday spirit. >> and check it out a hug to a mini mouse dressed as mrs. claus puts a huge smile on the face of a little girl that will spend this christmas without her mom. and homes were leveled by
wild fires down south but help comes from a performer that has love for her home town. and the family of a little girl hit and killed by a hit and run driver. police found the vehicle they say was involved in this. vernon odom is live now in overbrook where this incident happened just about two weeks ago. you have the newest details in this investigation. >> reporter: good evening brian. police say that the case against their suspect is rock solid. they have him firm but the investigation is not closed the question is, did paul william of overbrook had an accomplice in avoiding police detection until last night. paul woodland remains in prison his bail set at $1 million. he admits to being the hit and run driver that killed a little
girl. gianna powell was hurled 90 feet in the air and two siblings crossing the street with her were not seriously injured. the arrest came after an intense manhunt by police, the break came when the police were tipped of a vehicle matching the description was seen in a chester county body shop for repairs. >> the individual saw that and got suspicious and called us up and we went up there and were able to match up that particular car. it's absolutely the car. >> woodland confessed and said he was drive ago loan in his girlfriend's car. they live here in overbrook with their newborn. gianna's father says his son told him and police that he saw a young woman and infant car seat in the car when the car hit
them on the way home from school. >> they were forthright that there was another individual driving the car. i don't know how culpable they would be. >> it's sad. because why would you hit and run? it's an accident stop. i mean -- lord -- it's an accident why not just stop? >> reporter: sharrie the charges against woodland include homicide by vehicle and involuntary manslaughter. he could be going away for a long time. i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." >> all right thank you. >> the victim of a shooting in southwest philadelphia remains in the hospital at this hour. chopper 6 hd was over the scene of the 2100 block of south redfield street at 8:00 a.m. police say that the victim is a man in his 40s shot in the knee and is being treated at
presbyterian hospital. the gunman remains on the loose. >> a crash in collingswood camden county sends one person to the hospital and authorities say that a white pickup and red sedan collided at routes 30 and 130 early this morning. the road was closed briefly until the wreckage was cleared away. no word on the injured driver's condition. and an effort to expose led in homes and schools in philadelphia. is becoming a reality. city council voted to pass three led safety bills. and water safety regulations for testing in schools and child care centers. the new laws require disclosure of led risks to buyers and renters of properties older than 1978. >> use your best jump that was the message as they kicked off
safe holiday. urging residents to plan ahead, that means designating a sober driver or arranging a ride in advantage. operation safe holiday is a statewide initiative that means stepped up enforcement to combat drinking and driving. the local company is hoping to brighten the holiday season for some children. "action news" was there as a tractor trailer was loaded full of presents at the vanguard warehouse in wayne. thousands of wrapped toys and bikes and clothing and electronics were donated by employees to helpful fill the holiday wish list, the gifts will be given to nearly 1800 children that are less fortunate. >> very nice. it was only two days of rain, but i didn't know that people had cabin fever. some places picked up over 3 inches of rain but long gone and staying away for the weekend.
as we look now a break in the horizon here as the sun is about to set. a beautiful shot as the longer wave lengths of sunlight, the oranges be reds and yellows glistening off the clouds, west-northwestly wind at 18 miles per hour. pressure 29.77, clouds up to the lehigh valley and north hamilton and easton. 47 degrees and a westerly wind at 10 miles per hour. and one more stop in cape may there, also a lot of clouds temperature 53 and dew point low at 43 and ocean temperature 52 degrees, but we brighten up the sky at the end of the week going into your upcoming weekend. we'll chat about temperatures and the one storm we are tracking for next week as well in the seven day. >> eager to get the details on that. >> you are? >> i am. >> just look at the seven day. >> all right. 6abc.com/weather is your one
stop resource for everything weather related. so if you can't take a sneak peek like we can. get your hourly forecast and storm tracker radar, and use twitter and facebook to connect with our team of meteorologists. we'll gladly give you a sneak peek of the 5:00 newscast. investigators are trying to solve a rash of crimes against women in our area. rick williams is here with more. >> that is right. we have an "action news" exclusive coming up at 5:00, we'll tell you why police in philadelphia and delaware county are joining forces to solve a series of brutal attacks on women and if their suspect may already be in custody. also coming up at 5:00, holiday shopping for your true love. if you plan on recreating the 12 days of christmas, we have the final costs what the lords
aleaping and ladies dancing will cost you price wise. and sports coming up on "action news" at 5:00. >> all right just jam packed. thank you rick. gloucester township police are asking them to help spread the holiday cheer, you can drop off unwrapped toys at police headquarters, donations go to local children in need. officers are hoping to stuff this police truck full and to deliver it with presents come christmas morning. >> good stuff. >> and still ahead here on "action news" today. the devastation from wild fires in tennessee is extensive. and a legendry country music singer is offering help for the victims here. and washington, d.c. turns into a magical holiday experience. the air force band flash mob just ahead. >> and adam joseph standing by with the full accuweather forecast.
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he was flown from the coast. and it's reported that aldrin had fluid in his lungs and is responding to antibiotics and is in stable condition today. we start with a story out of texas that is heart warming and heart breaking, a little 2-year-old girl unaware that her mother died in a car crash to days ago was treated to a spectacular christmas surprise by her whole entire community. hadley's family says she loves christmas lights they went to facebook for calls for donations and decorations, for hadley's holiday, something to spruce the house up. and the town showed up with a big hug of approval from happy little hadley. >> the hardest thing to go through. my heart wasn't in it and i am thankful that they did it.
>> the community bringing all the heart there. and when the big reveal came not a dry eye except little hadley's and they continue to pitch in setting up a scholarship fund for the little girl and her mother will be laid to rest this weekend. a story we are following, a holiday treat of epical musical proportion. they welcomed visitors to the aerospace museum with this treat. ♪ ♪ >> and the acoustics in there are just perfect for them. look at the delight and the faces with the surprise this holiday performance so amazing you must be wondering how many members are in this band? there are six performing groups from the airport.
they brought hand bell ringers and the choir and drummers and vocalists bursting into storm and playing at the apollo lunar module. >> look at these people. what a surprise. not to be out done, they topped it all off with a flawless genius mannequin challenge. every single member of the performing groups, perfectly still. but people were probably wishing for more music still. how cool is that. >> i never get tired of that stuff. i want to see a flash mob in person one day. >> we'll try and work on one for y you. >> thank you alicia. i have mobs to show you the crowd along 95 southbound side stacking up entering the girard point bridge, northbound the bus doesn't want to perform right
here by the exit for broad street, a broken down school bus taking out the right lane with slowing foo the airport into south philadelphia. other slow zones on 95, 15 miles per hour northbound by the betsy ross bridge, and fire department activity along cotman avenue along glendale by the country club diner, tyson is an alternate around it. typical slowing on the schuylkill expressway and a crash in delco along springfield in brook side by victory cleaners and cherry hill camden county. the southbound direction, it's extra slow now coming down 295 from past 38 from the accident scene at 70. and mercer county, downed wires giving us problems and yardville hamilton square road is an alternate. and a downed tree in hamilton
couldn't blocking the southbound lanes of 206, traffic moving both ways in the northbound lanes and same spot as yesterday, a crash at 55 northbound at depford off to the side of the ramp still sluggish to the 42 freeway. we'll check it again in the 5:00 hour. >> thank you. and accuweather coming up next.
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was a lot of entertainment as you can see. and performances from the philadelphia 76ers dunk squad. >> i pulled a muscle just watch th that. >> the kids loved it. the temperatures are going down but close to normal for this time of year. the action cam was down in wilmington at brandywine park. clay in here said yes! want to tell your address. >> no. >> a beautiful shot there the creek there the brandywine creek running high after a few inches of rain. as we look at stormtracker 6 live double scan not finding any precipitation after the last couple of days despite it looks ominous at times this afternoon as clouds moved in after morning sunshine. the temperature is 52 degree in the city of philadelphia and 34 is your dew point and winds from the west northwest 18 miles per hour. the pressure is on the rise that
means the low pressure is moving away and better weather is moving in. and the ocean temperature is sitting at 52. 47 now at the lehigh valley and same for reading and lancaster and still holding into the 50s across much of the new jersey and the state of delaware. as we look at the clouds work see how they came in from the west after sunshine early this morning and showers are off to the north and lake effect rain and snow showers buffalo and rochester new york and south of binghamton and we lose the cloud cover overnight tonight and it's clear but the chilly breeze funnels in with the west wind 8 to 16 miles per hour. 34 in the suburbs to around 38 degrees for center city. windchills as we get into your friday morning. want to dress in layers tomorrow morning for kids at the bus stop. 27 is what it feels like in the lehigh valley and not much
betner wilmington and philadelphia all below the freezing mark and stay in the 30s for windchills in the north western suburbs. sun and clouds for your friday, the west wind continues, 10 to 20 miles per hour with low pressure off to the north and then high pressure comes from the south to the north settle a little close toward our area so the weekend overall is partly sunny and seasonable. with temperatures only in the 40s for highs upper 40s. and decent amount of sun on saturday and then a system develops down to the south and that pulls clouds our way as we go toward the second half of the weekend especially sunday afternoon. but at noon on saturday, right here on 6 abc, have you the temple versus navy in maryland and annapolis. the aa krxc championship. and the wind is up from the northwest, 15 to 25 miles per hour. the exclusive accuweather
seven-day forecast partly sunny and 5051 and 49 on saturday and sunday 47 degrees and early low pressure system passing through monmorning but no big deal and 50 for a high. and a sizable system passes through on tuesday but rainy and raw not enough cold air for snow or ice. >> yay! >> and behind that it warms back up to lower 50s for wednesday and thursday. the first week of december no snow. >> still no snow. >> yes. >> thanks adam. whats the deal is coming up next.
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first use the tool on your company's website to check prices of treatments and procedures and the difference between providers could be enormous. >> and open a health savings account you put in pre-tax dollars to pay your deductible and other qualified health care expenses. if you don't use it this year you can use it next year too. >> and colonoscopies and others are free and don't count towards your deductible. >> if you are skipping medical care because you can't afford the out of pocket costs, talk to your doctor, they can help you fine tests and other health services. more advice is available at 6abc.com. i'm nydia han, channel 6 "action news." >> and finally at 4:00, one woman in michigan is 105 years old and you won't believe what she can still do. >> i don't think about it. i just keep going.
>> lil hanson celebrated her big birthday and was honored by the students in her yoga class. >> lil is a yoga instructor, she teaches people in their 70s and 80s. and she is also the president of the local bridge team and it is said that lil is quite the ringer at that card game. >> you go lil. >> for sharrie williams and adam joseph i'm brian taff, hope you'll join me tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00. on phl 17. now here is rick williams and monica malpass with what is ahead at 5:00. >> coming up next at 5:00, new rules how investigators look into cyber crimes, why they say it will open millions of americans up to government
"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist, cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. today we know the name of a driver killed at the end of a police chase that she had nothing to to with. carol isman innocent victim. the philadelphia commissioner defended the actions of his officers who gave chase. the big story on "action news" is the investigation into the violent collision that claimed a woman's life. gray hall is live at 52nd and locust with the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: rick and monica this ended a few streets behind me and shots were being fired in this neighborhood and then the police chase and then an innocent woman was in the wrong place at the wrong time and she lost her life.
>> family members of friends are heart broken after getting the news that carol issome died in an accident in philadelphia. two men were being pursued for a shooting and during the pursuit the suspect's car slammed into her car and she was pronounced dead at the hospital. >> i feel sorry for the woman that passed away but what can we do. >> this is a horrible tragedy regardless of what precipitated it and why. a woman died tragically. >> commissioner, richard ross says this case is under investigation, and it appears that the officers had legitimate reason to chase the car. >> a forceable felony. this was it doesn't get bigger than shooting at somebody. >> the the two men i